The Dead Live at The Spectrum on 2009-05-02
1. One More Saturday Night
2. Brown Eyed Women
3. Good Mornin' Little Schoolgirl
5. He's Gone >
6. Uncle John's Band >
7. Mason's Children
1. Jam >
2. Good Lovin' >
3. Cumberland Blues >
4. Cryptical Envelopment >
5. The Other One >
6. Drums >
7. Space >
8. Morning Dew
9. St. Stephen >
11. Help on the Way >
12. Slipknot >
13. Frankin's Tower
2. Organ Donor Rap
3. Sampson and Delilah
this is the dead
Subject: Great show, but bittersweet!
Subject: 6 years later
Set 1 - Yeah, Phil's "old man" refrain is fantastic. Love Warren's take on Althea - really, the only song he sings from start to finish on his own. It's a beauty. Schoolgirl is okay, but try listening to the way Warren arranges the song for the Allman Brothers, either this same year ('09) or in general.
Set 2 - Mickey and Billy delivering the ***peak*** is the element missing from Furthur; Morning Dew out of Space is wonderful. And THEN, another *hour* of music! The old Grateful Dead would have called it a day after Dew, but this band shows they're in it for the win. That Samson encore ROCKS; St. Stephen and the Other One are the high jam points for the show.
Subject: Looks Like The Old Man's Gettin On...
Poor placement of He's gone and i really miss the old school girl version. Not diggin this new one nearly as much. Best Mason's I've ever heard made up for it, strong set closer.
I had been calling for phil. The night before, it seemed bobby had taken over. I wanted PHIL. He heard me. This second set, to close the specturm, clocks in at almost 2 hours. Words don't even come close. Sometime in Cumberland Phil takes off and doesn't let up the rest of the night. Bomb after Bomb. We were in the phil zone, that's for sure. He was drawing me in with his bass and we were exchanging some brilliant 3rd eye, mind reading energy.
After Morning Dew (first of the tour!), phil and bobby gave each other this fist pound, like WOW, FUCK YEA! That Was SMOKIN! Never forget that moment...It was the first break in the action all set. St. Stephen?! They just got better and better as the set wore on! "gonna be allright!"... set over? not quite. HELP ON THE WAY?! The place nearly exploded...Phil takes slipknot to some places I've never heard before or since. Really, you need to listen to this slipknot.
Tear this old building down!... we all knew samson was coming.. What a way to send out this historic venue. My first and only shows there.. Only venue that the dead have played in the 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's, 2000's. There's a banner that has the # of sellouts the dead has played there... 60 something?... speaking of the spectrum, you gotta hear the 9-21-72 show...especially that dark star>grass jam>morning dew, but that's for another time. Thank You Boys making this sure the monstrosity that it was.
Subject: Very nice indeed
Wonderfully crisp and deep recording! Yay!
Now, Mongroove, the nice Mr. Haynes gets to use any and all of the effects he wants to. He's been around awhile, paid his dues and probably knows what he had in mind for his performance that night. It's his gear and he can shake it any way he wants to.
Cool show. I burned it immediately after hearing how nice the recording was. Yay!
Subject: "Jerry Rolls-falafel..."
Subject: Nothing left to do but smile, smile, smile!
Not sure what I can say that hasn't been said before, this was an awesome show with almost everyone in the audience singing along with every song. The energy was palpable, just dripping off the ceiling.
My only critique is that I wish that Warren would be a little more conservative with the use of some of the effects. I think he is an outstanding guitarist but sometimes the effects he chooses diminishes from the overall musical experience.
Subject: still the best show in town !!!!
isn't this great? wow what a great show from start to finish. great set list = great playing!!
can you think of another great 60's/70's/80's band playing at this level===and to top it off i can listen to the concert the next day again because the DEAD allow this to happen. does anyone wonder why there are still so many old deadheads and new deadheads? it is because of archive and the great tapers! thanks for sharing your great music=we will pass it on to all who wish to hear and then some!!! keep up the great work and great playing.
Subject: Been listening to this for a week straight .
God Bless the Dead!
I got too see a Sturday Night opener once, on a Sunday...
Bob's guitar broke the night before so they didn't do the encore. They opened Sunday's show with the "encore" from the night before...god I love the Dead...
Subject: Good Stuff, Thanks for the Recording
I've had alot of good times at the Spectrum & I couldn't think of a better send off for a venue that holds many good memories for me.
Thanks guys for one more kick ass weekend :) .
Subject: One of the best weekends of my life.
I loved sharing this with all of my friends from the area, but we also met so many friendly people and shared so many wonderful moments and experiences with them the joy it brings truly feels enlightening. You know what I'm talking about.
The music is there for you to hear so I don't have to describe it much. The vibe was intense though. The building literally shook and rumbled. I was at the top of section 326 and I could see and feel everything. I saw this incarnation of The Dead from the floor at both Penn State in October, and Wilkes-Barre 4-22, verrry close--but those did not compare to what happened at the Spectrum. We shared the whole thing with the band and I know they could recognize that as well.
The sound quality of this recording is superb. The music is on point with great tones, the crowd is loving it, and the recording captures this combination very well. Thank you tapers.
Thank you performers for recreating magic with us all--for and from everybody.
Subject: Morning Dew
Subject: Hello?!?!! Morning Dew!!!
Subject: Good Job Marcus!
Subject: simply incredible.
LOUDEST! for sure.
the crowd energy was Astronomical.
it's a bitter/sweet last show for me (happy to say that this show was my last, but of course I'd love to see more . . . )
and is it just me or did they actually play up to speed!!!
what a show man, what a show
Subject: Great show
Subject: Saturday Night in Philly
Subject: Wow Wow Wow
on my feet all night! Thanks for getting these out to us so fast and the quality if supreme !
Enjoy the rest of the tour and here's hoping for MORE !!!!
Subject: Can't Find Hartford???
Uncle Johns Band>Mason Children in the first set. Unreal Good Lovin'>Cumberland with an Other One>Drums>Dew. Holy Moly. Can't wait for Shoreline. By the way, outside in the stars is the only way to go.
Subject: Great Recording, a lot of crowd noise in Philly
Subject: CRYPTICAL ENVELOPMENT>THE OTHER ONE
Subject: 4-26-09 Hartford Show
I need a copy bad. Please let me know.
Subject: Thank you Tapers
Subject: Nothing Left To Do...But Smile Smile Smile
It's like losing old friends....and the band keeps playin' on :)
Last nite was so special...The crowds energy was maxed out....at one time the spontaneous noise between songs gave goose bumps...
The band played great , much better than Friday nite. It was high energy and fun.
The band has been the soundtrack for my life and and I thank then for being the center of such a fun universe !
God Bless The Grateful Dead .
Subject: Spec Freaking Tacular
Subject: Download question
Subject: Burned the mutha down
Subject: Great Recording!!!
The 2nd set in The City Of Brotherly Love started out hoppin' with GOOD LOVE --> CUMBERLAND.Tonight's version of GOOD LOVE sent me back to the Brent days with Bobby & Warren trading lines & Riffs. Just as we were shakin' off the spacedust, the band blasted us off again into CRYPTICAL --> THE OTHER ONE --> DRUMSPACE --> MORNING DEW. Wow! What a great set..couldn't get any better... wait, yes it could! ST. STEPHEN --> REVOLUTION and my favorite suite; HELP-->SLIP-->FRANK wishing us all safe journeys home.
When the '09 tour was announced, I said we'd get a SAMSON to bid The Spectrum farewell. I heard "They only play that on Sundays." I was sure they'd pull it out and they did. On A Saturday night in Philly, The Dead closed their 54th and final consecutive sell out at the soon to be demolished Spectrum with "I WOULD TEAR THIS OLD BUILDING DOWN." After the SAMSON & DELILAH encore, Phil expressed his love for us again (3rd time tonight). Phil's last words on the stage of The PHILadelphia Spectrum were "BE KIND."
Subject: If this aint the real thing its close enough to pretend
Subject: Just getting better
Subject: getting better &better!!!!!!!!
There are moments when Warren sounds like Duane Allman(He's Gone).
I love the energy of the crowd.Philly has always been a energetic city when it come to The Dead.
As far as setlist goes it is THE SHIT!!!!!!!!!!
I hope they announce New Years or Fall Tour where they play "INDOORS" here in San Francisco or Oakland!! How about 3 nights Oakland Coliseum New Years Run 2009!!! Shoreline to me does not capture the whole essence of the band.Indoors is much better.
This show rocks.4 stars!
Subject: God Bless The Tapers - Remember The Rectum!
Subject: My heroes are tapers
Subject: Thank You Marcus
Subject: This show rocks ( The DEAD )
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